President Museveni urges South Sudanese to embrace unity

By Ivan Ssenabulya

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan to embrace unity for prosperity and development warning that the misuse of identity can paralyze and endanger their nation.

Speaking at the launch of South Sudan’s National dialogue and swearing in of the steering committee members in Juba today, Museveni blamed misuse of identity for the country’s political problems.

“There are three problems; misuse of identity. This can paralyze and endanger any nation. Why insist on identity at the expense of other people. The issue of identity broke up Sudan,” he said.

The President arrived in the South Sudan Capital Juba direct from Dar-es-Salaam where he assumed the EAC chairmanship, to attend the ceremony at the invitation of President Salva Kiir.

He said he was in Juba to lend his support to the effort to promote dialogue for peace.

A 94-member steering committee for national dialogue was sworn in to start the work of bringing harmony and peace to the people of South Sudan.

The committee comprises of distinguished members of society including Mrs. Rebecca de Mabior widow to fallen leader of South Sudan H.E Garang De Mabior.